Pet Sitter in Altamont
Pet Sitter Details
|Phone Number||518-935-... Confirmed|
|Years of Experience||5|
Recommendations for Kathryn Ting
I know Kathryn through her father. He used to live with me and my husband in college when we had a spare room for rent. We have always been a part of his children's lives. I have watched her grow up into a mature young lady. Kathryn has watched my two dogs, Molly, who passed away, and Cassie- both miniature schnauzers. Since I have been retired for around fifteen years, I have a lot of time on my hands to go on trips with my friends. Kathryn has always been there when I need her to watch my dogs. She always provided them with lots of love and affection while I was away, and she would take them on walks, and bring them outside to play. My dogs mean the world to me and I would trust no one else watching them.
I know Kathryn through her brother. He used to babysit our kids when they were young, and our first dog Ollie. Kathryn watched our four legged and finned babies while we were in Vegas this summer. She watched Peeta, our poodle, Mouse, our cat, and our little aquarium of fish. Peeta, yes my children are obsessed with the Hunger Games, had tore his ACL and suffered from a hip injury on top of that, so we were very nervous to leave him alone. Not to mention Mouse, who has anxiety, loves to antagonize the dog. We were very pleased when Kathryn brought over a little enclosure to keep Peeta in and Mouse out of his fur. Kathryn took great care of them, giving Peeta his pain medication every day and Mouse his anxiety medication. She fed them and the fish, made sure Peeta went outside regularly. She did play with them without pushing them too hard. It was a relief knowing our pets were with Kathryn.
Kathryn is friends with my son so she always plays with the dogs anyway when she is there, and they love her. When the time came to watch them, she was very responsible with them. Kathryn has watched our two dogs , Chewie- a pekingese/chihuahua mix, and Izzy- a chihuahua, while my wife was away. I work many hours since I have my own business, so when the wife is away, there is no one to watch the dogs. She always made sure they had enough food and water in their bowls, she took them on many walks around the block, and played with them in our backyard and in the house. We knew we made the right decision in letting Kathryn watch members of our family.
I have known Kathryn since she was a little girl since her family was friends with mine. She was always very good with dogs and even watched my mother's German Shepherd a couple times. That is how I knew she would be a good sitter for Scottie, my Shiba Inu, as well as my roommates' dogs, several times while I was away on business. She would take them for walks and also take them to the local dog group where they could socialize and play with other dogs. Scottie doesn't always take to other dogs so it was good that Kathryn brought him with familiar dogs and all in all he made a lot of progress and became much nicer and less nervous around unfamiliar dogs. It was nice to know while we were away with work that our dogs were in good hands.
I am writing to say what an excellent sitter Kathryn is. Her grandmother, Louisa, is one of my best friends. I met Kathryn at Louisa's birthday party and I knew right away how kind and compassionate she was. She has watched my precious little poodle, Cody, and my friend's miniature schnauzer, Cassie, several times while we were out of town. Cody becomes extremely distraught when I am away but he warmed right up to Kathryn. She stayed overnight with them, and would feed them, take them outside to play, and provide them with love when they missed us. Dogs love Kathryn and it was no surprise when our dogs loved her too and they now always light up when they see her.
I know Kathryn through her grandmother. I had taken my dog to play at her house before and Kathryn loved playing with him when she was little. Kathryn is a wonderful sitter. She used to watch my pekingese Buddy and my sister-in-law's miniature schnauzer, Molly, before they passed away. I work many hours in my studio and did not always have the time to get home to take care of Buddy, so she would watch him then, or when a sitter was needed for both Buddy and Molly, Kathryn would be the first person we would call. Buddy was an older rescue dog with many health problems. He has lost his eye to another dog in the shelter, and he has a host of back and respiratory issues. Kathryn would give him his pain medication and always had a lot of patience with him, as he moved slower than most dogs and certainly had less energy than Molly. Buddy was my baby and he adored Kathryn, I always trusted him with her.